Laboratory of Genetics
Bastiaan Johannes Zwaan
Joost van der Heuvel
The Laboratory of Genetics focusses on interrelationship between genetics, heredity and evolution. Central is the study of genetic variation that ranges from the processes that produce it, the factors that have shaped its architecture in the past, to the factors and processes that determine its fate. This research focus is captured in the following three themes, (1) Organisation of heritable variation; (2) Genetics and levels of selection, and (3) Genetics of adaptation.
Drosophila melanogaster, Drosophila suzukii, Nasonia vitripennis, several pest and natural enemies related to biocontrol.
Evolutionary genetics; population genetics & genomics; experimental evolution; life history evolution.
Lab website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Chair-groups/Plant-Sciences/Laboratory-of-Genetics.htm